What do I need to do to apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?
SSI is a Social Security program designed to help disabled children, adults and the aged (65 and older) who meet strict financial criteria.
For people ages 18 to 64, you can start the disability application process for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) online. However, don’t rush to start your application until you go through the checklist to ensure you have all the information needed to fill out the application. The application may take you between one to two hours to complete all the steps. You also have to complete each step before you move on to the next step. You can take a break after each step and don’t have to do it all in one sitting. You will be asked if you intend to file an application for SSI. Be sure to click, “yes.”
- Provide Background Information,
- Provide Disability Information,
- Sign Medical Release, and
If applying online is not the best fit, you can start an application by phone by calling 1-800-772-1213 or your local social security office to make an appointment.
For people ages 65 and older, and in financial need, you cannot start an SSI application online. You can start an application by phone by calling 1-800-772-1213 or your local social security office to make an appointment.
Applying for Social Security disability benefits can be a difficult, emotionally draining, and complex process. And remember, the month you file determines the month your payments begin, so don’t delay! If you believe you may be eligible for disability benefits, contact one of our Social Security disability lawyers who can review your case and determine whether you are likely to qualify for benefits.
At Roose & Ressler, we are here to help walk you through each step of the process so you’re clear and comfortable regarding any procedures or actions that would affect your case.
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